Letterpress Printing

What is letterpress printing?

Letterpress printing is a traditional printing method that involved printing one color  at a time. A metal die is coated with ink and pressed deep into the paper, which creates the signature impression into the paper that defines letterpress printing. It creates a unique tactile experience filled with old world charm.

Are you able to letterpress print my guests' addresses on my envelopes?

Unfortunately, we cannot letterpress print your guest addresses, but don’t fret! We can letterpress print your return address, and flat print your guest addresses in a matching color. Or we can forego letterpress printing on your envelopes and just flat print the return address and the guest address, which will help you save.

Can I combine letterpress printing with any of your other printing processes?

Combining letterpress printing with other printing processes is an excellent way to make your invitation suite stand out. One of the most common letterpress combinations is letterpress + foil stamping. Letterpress would generally be used for the main text and foil stamping would be use for accents and the more important information like monograms and/or the bride and groom’s names. Engraving can be combined with letterpress in a similar fashion. Alternatively, your main invitation can be letterpress printed along with flat printing, and the other pieces in your invitation suite can be done the same or they can be flat printed only which will help you save.

Do all the pieces in my invitation suite need to be letterpress printed?

Traditionally, this would be the case, but we like to keep with the times and we think it is totally optional. Letterpress printing throughout the invitation suite makes it more cohesive and, of course, letterpress printing is beautiful. However, it is not a necessity and one way to keep your project more economical is to letterpress print your invitation only and the other pieces in your invitation suite can be flat printed in a matching color, which will help you save.

I have an idea, but I don't see it on your website. Can it be done?

We do all of our work in-house, and we are always up for a new challenge. Let us know what you have in mind and we will use our resources to figure out how to achieve your vision.

How do I get started?

Set up your account today to get started on your journey with your Design Concierge. Our staff is composed of artisans and designers who have been in the printing industry for generations. We don’t just speak printing. We live it. The representatives you speak to are not just customer service reps. They have worked side-by-side with our artisans, their tools and our machines, learning about our techniques and capabilities, and are generally knowledgeable about all facets of production. Think of them as translators between you and our artisans.